President Obama unveiled his nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 this month, which allocates $1.14 billion for state and local law enforcement assistance.
The majority of people in prison and jail have a substance use disorder. Despite the promise demonstrated by some treatment programs for people who are incarcerated, just a fraction of the people who need services for substance abuse receive it. Connecting people incarcerated to treatment programs proven to be effective, prioritizing resources for those nearing release, and encouraging community-based aftercare will ensure better outcomes for people released from prisons and jails, and the communities to which they return.
Providing answers on relevant topics concerning Mental Health, Health and Substance Abuse topics.
The NRRC, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will provide intensive technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies that unite corrections and workforce development partners in Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.
Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
The bill would provide incentives and resources to state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations for substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to promote programs for adults with serious mental disorders that maximize self-determination and recovery and promote access to treatment by decreasing an individual’s dependence on expensive social services or psychiatric hospitalization.
The purpose of this program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is to provide funding to states to enhance and/or expand their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, and coordinated care and evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorders.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is now accepting grant applications for this program, which supports the training of teachers and others who interact with youth through community-level programming, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and more.
The conference will offer presentations and workshops in four different tracks: behavioral health and substance use, public health law and policy, accreditation and quality improvement, and health promotion and disease prevention.
This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar discusses the impact of trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use on women and girls and their families and communities, as well as strategies to address its impact.
This webinar discusses how staff from multiple agencies can work together toward the shared outcomes of reducing recidivism and promoting recovery for people involved in the justice system.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar to assist organizations with their 2014 applications for the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can increase client engagement and retention by adopting a systems approach.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
This report from the Legal Action Center outlines the health, justice, and economic benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), along with several policy recommendations for improving addiction treatment.
This resource, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics at the national, state, and county levels. Such […]
This publication from the RAND Corporation identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections.
This March 2015 newsletter from the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program focuses on homeless youth, who are disproportionately affected by physical health conditions, mental disorders, substance use, and high-risk behaviors.
This interim report from Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the President’s Task Force on Twenty-First Century Policing identifies guiding principles and recommendations for policing practices that can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust within the communities they serve.
This compendium includes material drawn from Brennan Center reports, policy proposals, issue briefs, public remarks, legal briefs, and congressional testimonies, as well as op-eds written by Brennan Center staff, fellows, and experts in the field in 2014.
This article from the American Jail Association provides an overview of research and practice that point to the unique challenges faced by women who are involved with the justice system.
This fact sheet from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights data on the growth of the federal prison system between 1980 and 2013.
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics describes the health status and the health services and treatment received by individuals incarcerated at state and federal prisons as well at local jails.
This bulletin from the National Institute of Corrections provides an overview of the current state of gender-responsive policies for women involved with the justice system.
According to this study by the Council of State Government’s Justice Center, from 2007 to 2012, the number of juveniles detained in Texas state facilities dropped from around 4,305 to about 1,500, a decrease of 66 percent, while the juvenile crime rate fell by a third.
Drug Treatment Court is an alternative to a sentence with the Montana Department of Corrections, and involves plans developed for each participant.
Offender risk assessments need to include appraisals of destabilizing influences and factors likely to cause criminal behavior — known as criminogenic needs — according to a new study in the journal Criminology and Public Policy.
They’re setting a great example for other departments to emulate,” says Jerry Murphy, a criminal justice mental health policy specialist at the Council of State Governments Justice Center. In 2010, that nonprofit organization designated the LAPD one of six national training sites for specialized mental health policing.
Although risk assessment is a core practice that helps criminal justice professionals make decisions and apply resources that can help reduce recidivism, a Feb. 24 Associated Press report in The Virginian-Pilot instead highlighted three devastating stories of former offenders who committed extremely violent crimes after being assessed as being at a low risk of reoffending.
Minnesota’s specialty drug courts continue to significantly reduce recidivism and lower incarceration and its related costs for drug court participants, according to a study released Monday by the state’s judicial branch.
The Washington Post By Aaron C. Davis and Peter Hermann City leaders declared Tuesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at 12:01 a.m. Thursday — but warned the public that many pot-related activities will remain illegal, including […]
In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump today estimated that the state will save more than $5.3 million annually in health savings by utilizing Medicaid for eligible inmates who become inpatients at a medical facility.
A faith-based program inside an Arkansas prison matches inmates with outside mentors in an attempt to change the course of the inmates’ lives.